dictionary: besides

besides /bɪˈsaɪdz/ A avv. 1 in aggiunta; ancora; in più: Good food, good company and much more besides, buon cibo, compagnia piacevole e molto altro ancora. I receive a free daily newsletter to learn a word in English everyday. This happened to me today, with an example of possible use to help understand its meaning.…



nei i quarant’anni di peregrinazioni nel deserto, dopo l’uscita dalla schiavitù d’egitto, gli ebrei vissero nelle capanne e durante i loro spostamenti la nuvola della presenza divina li proteggeva e li accompagnava indicando loro il percorso. ancora oggi gli ebrei di tutto il mondo si costruiscono delle capanne in ricordo di questo evento e vi…


dress code is required?


it happens! yesterday evening a gentleman was calling at nonna betta to make a reservation and, with a very elegant tone of voice, did ask me if a dress code was required. keeping from laughing i said no. at this point he, after to have suggested different “codes”, at last opted for a “smart casual”.

how sins are forgiven

by Rabbi Ya’aqob Menashe The Rambam (Maimonides) in Hilkhoth Teshubah (the laws of repentance), states that when an individual’s sins are being weighed on one side of the scale, against his merits on the other side, the sins that he committed once or twice are not added to the side of the sins. However, if…